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Museum to celebrate 20th birthday

The David A. Zegeer Coal-Railroad Museum in Jenkins will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an open house this Saturday (October 6) between 2 and 6 p.m. City Attorney Randall Tackett, who is on the museum board of directors, said that since its opening the museum has outgrown its space with new collections coming in regularly. The public is invited to […]

County audit finds no major problem, court members told

The Letcher County Fiscal Court met in special session Tuesday to received the results of the county government’s audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. They also met privately to discuss a personnel issue. The session lasted for almost 30 minutes before court members emerged and announced that no action had been taken. Judge/Executive Jim Ward told the […]

Stolen signs recovered

A Letcher County deputy sheriff serving an arrest warrant at Haymond said she opened the trunk of a car at the scene and found a stack of campaign signs stolen from sheriff candidate Barry Engle. Engle, a retired state trooper, is chief deputy. Sgt. Alisha Congleton said she was serving a Letcher County warrant for flagrant nonsupport on Samuel Eugene […]

UK going to A&M on ‘business trip’

Vaught’s Views

Senior linebacker Josh Allen admits he came back to Kentucky for his senior year in part because he believed the Cats could have as special season just like they are having. Kentucky is 5-0 for the first time since 2007, ranked 13th in the nation, and heads to Texas A&M this week with a chance to go 4-0 in Southeastern […]

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Learning from Appy Trail walkers

With my Maine black bear hunt now behind me I am getting ready to head to North Carolina on October 10 to hunt more black bears. I scored on Wednesday, my third day of hunting, at 6 p.m. sharp. It was a 179-pound boar, nothing to brag about, but a nice Maine black bear. As I travel on these trips […]

Letcher Central falls short in seesaw battle with Bears

The Letcher County Central Cougars hope to win their third game of the season this Friday in another important Class 5A District 8 matchup when they host North Laurel. The Cougars’ record fell to 1-1 in the district and 2-5 overall on September 28 when they were narrowly beaten by visiting Harlan County, 31 to 27. North Laurel, 0-2 in […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Birds feeding on surface is good sign

As the water continues to cool the fish will move to shallow areas and to spots close to the banks. These are the types of areas you will want to spend your time checking out for fishing success. Watch your fish finder for signs on schools of baitfish holding in the area. This is normal for this time of year […]

Jenkins council holds ‘information session’

While it is still a long shot, it is possible that Jenkins may become the home for a center doing research on the uses of industrial hemp. The subject was one of several informational items the council discussed at its October meeting, which became an informal session rather than a regular business meeting when the council could not convene a […]

Deputies visit Ermine home, leave with methamphetamine after man agrees to search

A “knock and talk” visit this week by the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office resulted in the arrest of an Ermine man on methamphetamine charges. James O. Collins III, 41, of Apt. 5, 293 Brass Drive, was arrested October 1 by Deputies Alisha Congleton and Mike Enfus. The two deputies visited Collins’s apartment after members of the public told Sheriff […]

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